Seatruck Ferries to use larger vessels for Warrenpoint service
The Seatruck owned ‘Seatruck Precision’ and ‘Seatruck Performance’ will be the new ships. The vessels were built in Germany in 2012. The vessels are proven Irish Sea ships that are currently on charter to another operator. They were originally designed for the Warrenpoint service, the company said in its press release.
The FSG series vessels will provide space for an extra 30 units per sailing due to their innovative 4 deck design. In terms of length, they are the same length as the 2 x P series vessels which they will replace. Environmentally the vessels are quieter. The new vessels will mirror the current schedule with a twice daily connection between Warrenpoint and Heysham. The 8 Seatruck newbuild vessels were purposely designed for the Irish Sea market and can take all trailer heights on each deck with no risk of roof damage.
Warrenpoint Port will provide additional land area to deal with the increased volume. All Seatruck vessels can carry up to 12 driver accompanied vehicles per crossing. The new ships will commence towards the end August / early September, just in time for the busy period.